Do you remember Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt’s 2014 sci-fi action flick Edge of Tomorrow? No? Well, that might be because the studio behind it attempted a massive rebranding as Live. Die. Repeat. after it failed to quickly bring in big bucks in the States. (It’d eventually make it to the $100 million mark.) The point is, regardless of the name, the film was initially the victim of a misleading advertising campaign that botched the story and undersold its quality, but it went on to be a nice financial success in the international market. Amazingly, a sequel is in the works, and it’s been announced today that the film’s original director, Doug Liman, will return.
It was also announced earlier that the original writer, Christopher McQuarrie, has signed on to produce and help develop a script written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse. Both Cruise and Blunt are rumored to return. This one is still heating up, and isn’t completely official, but it seems to be moving forward at a nice pace. Good news, too, as there’s not much quality sci-fi happening in theaters these days.
Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see what plot these folks can come up with that is as satisfying to watch as Emily Blunt repeatedly killing Tom Cruise.